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2023-09-23 10:10 63.6 27.7 29.7 8.5 157 12.8 133 24.888 644.3 0.00
2023-09-23 10:05 63.5 27.1 29.1 8.7 168 11.7 164 24.888 637.0 0.00
2023-09-23 10:00 63.8 27.0 29.2 8.0 176 10.8 180 24.887 630.2 0.00
2023-09-23 09:55 62.8 29.2 30.3 9.3 143 13.0 132 24.889 622.6 0.00
2023-09-23 09:50 62.6 27.4 28.5 7.6 113 11.3 122 24.889 614.7 0.00
2023-09-23 09:45 62.0 27.5 28.1 8.1 105 13.1 139 24.889 605.1 0.00
2023-09-23 09:40 62.1 27.6 28.2 9.6 112 14.6 123 24.889 596.3 0.00
2023-09-23 09:35 62.0 29.4 29.7 8.8 124 12.4 172 24.888 587.2 0.00
2023-09-23 09:30 61.1 29.2 28.8 10.1 137 13.0 146 24.889 576.9 0.00
2023-09-23 09:25 61.4 29.4 29.2 8.7 142 13.2 145 24.890 567.4 0.00
2023-09-23 09:20 61.6 28.9 28.9 10.0 139 14.6 138 24.891 558.0 0.00
2023-09-23 09:15 61.6 27.9 28.1 8.3 140 12.0 129 24.891 547.1 0.00
2023-09-23 09:10 61.2 29.1 28.8 7.5 109 13.3 139 24.892 536.0 0.00
2023-09-23 09:05 61.1 27.9 27.7 10.4 131 13.0 132 24.886 525.6 0.00
2023-09-23 09:00 61.1 27.8 27.5 9.7 146 14.5 136 24.885 513.1 0.00
2023-09-23 08:55 61.2 28.2 28.0 10.2 139 13.2 133 24.881 502.6 0.00
2023-09-23 08:50 61.4 26.2 26.4 9.0 124 12.8 151 24.881 490.0 0.00
2023-09-23 08:45 61.2 28.2 28.0 9.4 137 12.2 139 24.878 478.4 0.00
2023-09-23 08:40 60.6 29.2 28.4 8.0 127 11.3 146 24.878 465.9 0.00
2023-09-23 08:35 60.9 26.1 25.8 9.2 132 11.7 137 24.878 453.0 0.00
2023-09-23 08:30 60.9 25.9 25.7 8.4 164 12.1 135 24.879 440.0 0.00
2023-09-23 08:25 60.5 25.9 25.3 8.9 162 12.3 154 24.876 427.3 0.00
2023-09-23 08:20 60.5 24.4 23.9 9.4 158 13.9 151 24.873 413.3 0.00
2023-09-23 08:15 60.6 25.2 24.8 7.6 142 11.5 150 24.874 399.0 0.00
2023-09-23 08:10 60.2 26.3 25.5 6.5 144 11.0 121 24.872 384.8 0.00
2023-09-23 08:05 59.6 25.9 24.5 8.8 155 12.5 164 24.871 370.6 0.00
2023-09-23 08:00 60.0 25.4 24.5 12.0 132 19.2 161 24.867 356.6 0.00
2023-09-23 07:55 59.5 21.9 20.5 10.0 176 18.8 182 24.863 342.4 0.00
2023-09-23 07:50 57.5 29.9 26.1 12.0 177 18.5 196 24.865 327.6 0.00
2023-09-23 07:45 56.3 31.8 26.6 13.6 137 18.1 168 24.863 312.4 0.00
Date Time
MST
Temp
°C
RH
%
DewPt
°C
Wind
m/s
Dir
°
Gust
m/s
Dir
°
Press
hPa
Solar
W/m^2
Prec
mm
2023-09-23 10:10 17.6 27.7 -1.3 3.8 157 5.7 133 842.79 644.3 0.00
2023-09-23 10:05 17.5 27.1 -1.6 3.9 168 5.2 164 842.81 637.0 0.00
2023-09-23 10:00 17.7 27.0 -1.6 3.6 176 4.8 180 842.77 630.2 0.00
2023-09-23 09:55 17.1 29.2 -0.9 4.2 143 5.8 132 842.83 622.6 0.00
2023-09-23 09:50 17.0 27.4 -1.9 3.4 113 5.1 122 842.84 614.7 0.00
2023-09-23 09:45 16.7 27.5 -2.2 3.6 105 5.8 139 842.85 605.1 0.00
2023-09-23 09:40 16.7 27.6 -2.1 4.3 112 6.5 123 842.83 596.3 0.00
2023-09-23 09:35 16.6 29.4 -1.3 3.9 124 5.5 172 842.81 587.2 0.00
2023-09-23 09:30 16.2 29.2 -1.8 4.5 137 5.8 146 842.83 576.9 0.00
2023-09-23 09:25 16.3 29.4 -1.5 3.9 142 5.9 145 842.88 567.4 0.00
2023-09-23 09:20 16.4 28.9 -1.7 4.5 139 6.5 138 842.90 558.0 0.00
2023-09-23 09:15 16.4 27.9 -2.2 3.7 140 5.4 129 842.92 547.1 0.00
2023-09-23 09:10 16.2 29.1 -1.8 3.4 109 5.9 139 842.92 536.0 0.00
2023-09-23 09:05 16.1 27.9 -2.4 4.6 131 5.8 132 842.74 525.6 0.00
2023-09-23 09:00 16.1 27.8 -2.5 4.4 146 6.5 136 842.70 513.1 0.00
2023-09-23 08:55 16.2 28.2 -2.2 4.5 139 5.9 133 842.58 502.6 0.00
2023-09-23 08:50 16.3 26.2 -3.1 4.0 124 5.7 151 842.56 490.0 0.00
2023-09-23 08:45 16.2 28.2 -2.2 4.2 137 5.4 139 842.47 478.4 0.00
2023-09-23 08:40 15.9 29.2 -2.0 3.6 127 5.1 146 842.48 465.9 0.00
2023-09-23 08:35 16.0 26.1 -3.4 4.1 132 5.2 137 842.47 453.0 0.00
2023-09-23 08:30 16.1 25.9 -3.5 3.7 164 5.4 135 842.49 440.0 0.00
2023-09-23 08:25 15.8 25.9 -3.7 4.0 162 5.5 154 842.39 427.3 0.00
2023-09-23 08:20 15.8 24.4 -4.5 4.2 158 6.2 151 842.28 413.3 0.00
2023-09-23 08:15 15.9 25.2 -4.0 3.4 142 5.1 150 842.32 399.0 0.00
2023-09-23 08:10 15.7 26.3 -3.6 2.9 144 4.9 121 842.28 384.8 0.00
2023-09-23 08:05 15.3 25.9 -4.1 3.9 155 5.6 164 842.22 370.6 0.00
2023-09-23 08:00 15.6 25.4 -4.2 5.4 132 8.6 161 842.09 356.6 0.00
2023-09-23 07:55 15.2 21.9 -6.4 4.5 176 8.4 182 841.95 342.4 0.00
2023-09-23 07:50 14.1 29.9 -3.3 5.4 177 8.2 196 842.02 327.6 0.00
2023-09-23 07:45 13.5 31.8 -3.0 6.1 137 8.1 168 841.97 312.4 0.00

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